The Larne Motor Lab is open to PK and K students. Students are guided through activities by 5th graders who serve as role models. The goal of a Ready Bodies Learning Minds Motor Lab is to help children develop the skills necessary for learning readiness and mastery of the environment. Many of these skills are motor based. Handwriting, sitting still, paying attention, speaking, and behavior are all performances based on a child’s ability to maneuver and function in their environment. The more aware students are of their environment and the more they learn about the sensations of their own movement, the better they can control themselves and accomplish tasks.
This program can be used as a base for the skill building of Physical Education, as well as building a structure for the acquisition of academic skills in older students who show weaknesses in motor skills.